I have to say that reading these makes me feel even better about
the pain practice I am using right now. They have a rule that if show up at your appointment time they have the right to reschedule you. You are expected to show up at least 10 minutes early to fill out the forms they have on how your pain is currently, any changes, as well as get the height/weight temp stuff done.
My doctor so far has never been more than 10 minutes late in seeing me. It is a 1 1/2 hour drive there, but it's worth it. They also have an automated refill system - the way it works is that once they have you on what they think will work, every 28 days it automatically prints out your prescript
ions for you. When you go in and pick them up you sign out each script
saying you have it.
Another thing I've learned is that you have to realize that people are in there for different things. If you are there for severe elbow pain - your going to walk and sit just fine. Some people have severe migraines, if they aren't having a migraine at the time they may look and act perfectly normal. There are a blessed few days when I'm feeling really good that other than the cane I use you couldn't tell just by looking I'm in pain. I know it's frustrating sitting and waiting when your in pain, and I also know that there are scammers out there who are in it just for the pills, to use, sell, or whatever.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)